Q. Consider the following statements regarding North Eastern Council?
1) It is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region
2) The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct. The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

Statement 2 is correct. The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament. The constitution of the Council has marked the beginning of a new chapter of concerted and planned endeavour for the rapid development of the Region.